Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple

72nd dedicated temple in operation
Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple

© 2009, Miguel Ramirez. All rights reserved.

Address

General Pedro García Conde no. 303
Esquina Con Juan José Ríos
Colonia Pitic
83150  Hermosillo, Sonora
Mexico
Telephone:  (+52) 662-210-5660

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

20 July 1998

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

5 December 1998 by Eran A. Call

Public Open House: 

15–19 February 2000

Dedication: 

27 February 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

1.54 acres

Exterior Finish: 

White marble veneer

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

10,769 square feet

Temple Locale

The Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple is located on the eastern side of Hermosillo in the distinguished Pitic neighborhood, directly north of the stake center for the Hermosillo Mexico Pitic Stake. The temple faces Avenida Pedro García Conde, a beautifully landscaped boulevard with a center island featuring flowers, mature trees, benches, and red pavers.


Temple Facts

In 1875, President Brigham Young called the first group of missionaries to Mexcio. By the next year, the first five converts in Mexico had been baptized just outside Hermosillo by Louis Garff and Meliton Trejo. Brother Trejo was a Spanish convert of two years who had received a compelling dream while serving as an officer in the Philippines that lead him to the United States in search of the Latter-day Saints.

Approximately 1,200 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hermosillo Mexico Temple on December 5, 1998. Elder Eran A. Call, president of the Mexico North Area, presided. In his remarks, Elder Call said: "A temple is an island of importance in our eternal journey to return to the presence of our Father in Heaven and live with him again after this life. The work done in the temple is eternal. It is a work of love."

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremony for the Columbia South Carolina Temple.

Members were so eager to help during the construction of the Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple that they landscaped the boulevard in front of the temple and planted many flowers.

During the five-day public open house held for the Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, 10,543 guests toured the building.

The Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley—the day after he dedicated the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple—in four sessions on February 27, 2000. He and his wife, Majorie, were accompanied by Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Kathleen, and Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen, president of the Mexico North Area, and his wife, Jeanine. There were 5,898 grateful members in attendance.

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